OIL: Whodunit

So deep has been the mystery sur rounding U.S. Government politicking in the strategic oil regions of the world that no one could even tell whether a murder had been committed, let alone whodunit.

The Body Is Found. Last June, just before RFC's authority to set up Government corporations expired, Jesse Jones created the Petroleum Reserve Corp. and empowered it to engage in enough world wide oil activities to make any private oil company look puny. Then Banker Jesse uncharacteristically began to ignore PRC.

Not until August did any reporter even dig up...

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